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The 2020 Census is Happening Now. Respond Today.

Component ID: #ti536026965

Ninety-five percent of households will receive an initial invitation to respond to the 2020 Census in the mail. Depending on how likely your area is to respond online, you’ll receive either an invitation encouraging you to respond online or an invitation along with a paper questionnaire.

In areas where 20 percent or more of the households need Spanish assistance, the invitations will be in both English and Spanish.

Households that receive a reminder in the mail after responding may disregard it. The reminder was sent before the response was received. Some households that have already responded will receive a census taker visit as part of quality checks on the census.

Component ID: #ti113392891

Letter Invitation Group

Most areas of the country are likely to respond online, so most households will receive a letter asking you to go online to complete the census questionnaire (or to respond by phone).

Component ID: #ti341954132

Letter Invitation and Paper Questionnaire Group

Areas that are less likely to respond online will receive a paper questionnaire along with their invitation. The invitation will also include information about how to respond online or by phone.

Component ID: #ti1490439432

What households will receive in the mail:

On or between March 12-20

Letter Invitation Group (English)

Letter Invitation Group (Bilingual English/ Spanish)

Letter Invitation and Paper Questionnaire Group (English)

Letter Invitation and Paper Questionnaire Group (Bilingual English/ Spanish)

On or between March 16-24

Letter Invitation Group (English)

Letter Invitation Group (Bilingual English/ Spanish)

Letter Invitation and Paper Questionnaire Group (English)

Letter Invitation and Paper Questionnaire Group (Bilingual English/ Spanish)

Component ID: #ti320425771

Every household that hasn’t already responded will receive additional reminders and will eventually receive a paper questionnaire.

Component ID: #ti823078406

What households that haven’t responded yet will receive in the mail:

On or between March 26-April 3

Letter Invitation Group (English)

pdf   Reminder Postcard   [<1.0 MB]

Letter Invitation Group (Bilingual English/ Spanish)

pdf   Reminder Postcard   [<1.0 MB]

Letter Invitation and Paper Questionnaire Group (English)

pdf   Reminder Postcard   [<1.0 MB]

Letter Invitation and Paper Questionnaire Group (Bilingual English/ Spanish)

pdf   Reminder Postcard   [<1.0 MB]

On or between April 8-30*

*Extended from April 8-16 to allow more time for addressing the mail packages in the midst of social distancing.

Letter Invitation Group (English)

Letter Invitation Group (Bilingual English/ Spanish)

Letter Invitation and Paper Questionnaire Group (English)

Letter Invitation and Paper Questionnaire (Bilingual English/ Spanish)

On or between April 27-May 9*

*Pushed back from April 20-27 to allow the paper questionnaire package to arrive several days ahead of the final postcard.

Letter Invitation Group (English)

pdf   Reminder Postcard   [<1.0 MB]

Letter Invitation Group (Bilingual English/ Spanish)

pdf   Reminder Postcard   [<1.0 MB]

Letter Invitation and Paper Questionnaire Group (English)

pdf   Reminder Postcard   [<1.0 MB]

Letter Invitation and Paper Questionnaire Group (Bilingual English/ Spanish)

pdf   Reminder Postcard   [<1.0 MB]

On or between June 24-July 3

*Postcards encouraging households to respond to 2020 Census sent to P.O. boxes.

Letter Invitation Group (Bilingual English/ Spanish)

pdf   Reminder Postcard   [<1.0 MB]

On or between July 22-28*

*Additional mailing to serve as a final reminder to households to respond before a census taker visits to collect their response.

Letter Invitation Group (Bilingual English/ Spanish)

pdf   Reminder Postcard   [<1.0 MB]
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